Subnautica studio will reveal its new sci-fi strategy game at Gamescom

In February, Krafton introduced that Subnautica studio Unknown Worlds, which he had acquired in October 2021, was engaged on a brand new challenge that was not Subnautica 3. As a substitute, it is a “turn-based technique recreation (opens in new tab) set in a sci-fi world”—fairly a departure from the first-person survival video games that put Unknown Worlds on the map.

Later this month at Gamescom, we’ll lastly get a take a look at what it is all about: Unknown Worlds co-founder Charlie Cleveland will formally unveil the brand new recreation throughout the Opening Night time Reside showcase. The presence of Unknown Worlds’ new factor was initially revealed on Twitter by Grasp of All Gaming Ceremonies Geoff Keighley, however the tweet contained a particularly unlucky spelling error (opens in new tab) that led to a very completely different (and really not safe-for-work) Twitter account.

Happily, Krafton additionally confirmed the Gamescom look of Unknown Worlds in a separate assertion of its personal, saying that Charlie Cleveland, the co-founder and recreation director at Unknown Worlds, “will formally reveal a brand new IP set in a sci-fi world that options imaginative turn-based gameplay.”

Keighley tried once more a short time later, and this time he caught the touchdown:

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Keighley’s tweet is extra attention-grabbing than the official announcement as a result of apart from a title reveal, it additionally guarantees to point out off some gameplay. That is rather more necessary: The Subnautica video games are wonderful (I have never performed the sequel (opens in new tab) however the unique is sensible (opens in new tab)), however a turn-based sci-fi technique recreation is a dramatic departure from what Unknown Worlds has finished earlier than and I (together with loads of different followers, I am certain) am actually curious to see how the studio approaches it.

Optimistically, the presence of gameplay at Gamescom may additionally imply that we’ll get a launch date too: When the brand new recreation was introduced, Krafton mentioned it anticipated an early launch to later occur in 2022.

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